My Life is a Cartoon

Maybe my life is not a cartoon, but I do like to draw little cartoons about some of the things going on in my life.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Biggest Loser at Work

Some of us are going to do a biggest loser contest at work. I have lost and kept off about 12 lbs, but I want more. It will be interesting to see if this works for me. I will let you know how it goes. We do our first weigh in Monday and then if you gain you pay $1 a pound and the one who loses the most each week get's something. Then at the end of the two months the winner gets all that's left.

If you notice me not talking about the election much on my blog. There is a reason.

I am praying for the election and trying not to worry about it, but to be honest I get really worried every four years when it's election time. It really brings out the worst in a lot of people.

Quote: During my life, I have often had to eat my own words, and on the whole I have found them a wholesome diet - Winston Churchill

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Watch where you sit

Did you ever notice the little ruler they have on the side of a boat. I was sitting in front of this during the weekend and thought I would take a picture of it.

I don't think I want to sit in front of a ruler. That is sort of like standing around on a scale. I think they could put the ruler somewhere else on a boat.

Quote: By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart - Confucius

For me it was the practice of snacking ;-)

Monday, October 27, 2008



I finally got my Halloween costume figured out. I looked at a lot of pictures of Madonna and chose something simple. This is a picture that "The Girl" took of me in my costume. Now I can concentrate on other things and not worry about what I'm going to wear.

I should get some more pictures Friday. Madonna has so many different looks that it will be fun to see how everyone dresses. Still no date, but that's okay. I guess I could go and get one of those cardboard stand up people to take with me ;-)

Quote: One thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse - Jack Handy

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Saturday Camping

This is a real picture from my camping trip. I started to step behind this rock and saw a snake. I didn't get a picture, but my friend (the one with the two little dogs) took my camera and caught this picture of the snake looking at her.

This is the tent that I stayed in. I got talked into leaving my truck behind and sleeping in a tent on the ground. There was a pack of coyotes near by that woke everyone up a couple of times during the night. Well except for me because I sleep really soundly for some reason.

If you looked out the flap of our tent, you could see the RV of someone we like to refer to as Mr. Grumpy Pants. He yelled at everyone for walking through his camp site. I say if you don't want people to walk through your campsite don't set up camp between them and the restrooms. ;-)

I also played a game of horseshoes. This is my favorite picture from the game. You can see the shadow on the sand. The other good thing is that it did not make a ringer, because the blue horseshoe was not on my side. My side won and I was able to get two ringers.

I've never played before and it was a lot of fun. I would not mind getting a set to practice with. I guess it's not great exercise, but it is a little bit.

While we were playing a few deer came by and I was able to get some pictures of them too. I ended up seeing deer three different times, but all these pictures were taking during the horseshoe game.

The deer are not very afraid of people inside the state parks. They did not let you get too close here, but I have had deer eat out of my hand at some parks.

It was a beautiful weekend. The nights were cold, but it really warmed up during the day.

Quote: I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream -- Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, October 24, 2008


I wore a wig to work

I'm been trying to figure out what to do with my black hair as it grows out. I don't think I want black hair with gray roots. So I may just wear a wig for a while and experiment with my hair till I figure out what I want to do.

I got some brown dye to put on it, but I doubt it will look good over the black.

No one said anything (to my face) and so I'm going to assume it looked ok.

This is the last hair in the tail of procrastination - Lloyd Kenyon

Thursday, October 23, 2008


attack dogs

I went to visit yesterday after work and there were two dogs that were really not happy to see me. I think they will get used to me. I was thinking about how small they are. If you put them together and then doubled that you would still not have something as heavy as The Cat.

I worked late and have a LOT of things I need to get done. I am going camping tomorrow and I want to get my painting stuff together so I can take it with me this time.

Quote: Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. - Mary Bly

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have a crick in my neck ;-(

I tell people that I don't read much. Here is the reason, when I get a book I can't put it down. The girl brought home a book yesterday that she thought I would like. She was right, it had all the things I love. Romance, mystery, danger, tragedy, twins....etc.. So I read it for too long without moving my neck and so now.... I can hardly move my neck.

That is not the worst thing that happened today. I had sewer problems early this morning and had to call the plumber. I took the day off work (yes one of my vacation days). Two plumbers came and they were both dressed alike with white work shirts.

I can tell you The Cat did not like them at first. I was afraid that he was going to attack. We think now it's because they had on white shirts and looked like the vet or the person who gives him a bath and haircut.

Quote: Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. - Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, October 19, 2008


This was on TV tonight ;-)

I think you can see why I liked it ;-)

Quote: Pink is the color of romance and a friend tells me that the girl with the pink dress at the party is the one who is selected for each dance - Alfred Carl Hottes

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Halloween Party

One of my friends is having a party on Halloween where all the girls dress like Madonna. I never knew that Madonna had a look with orange hair and a pink top. I think I might be able to do that.

I was really wanting to do something more like the Marilyn Monroe or something like that. I will let you know what I end up with - hey maybe even post a real picture from the event ;-)

Quote: I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. - Madonna

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Work Picnic

Our work group has something every now and then and today we had a picnic. It was going to rain and we knew it, but still the decision was made to go ahead with our plans.

Almost everyone made it into the pavilion before it rained too hard and some of the guys even played football out in the rain. Most of us just played bingo.

I won a little picture holder. It's a little cube with flowers floating in water and a little spring and clip on top to hold the picture.

All our gifts were in grab bags and you just had to choose one. They were actually things someone was going to toss away after cleaning out their office since we just moved. Now that is being green and reusing things ;-)

My windshield wiper blades were so bad and it was raining so hard that I had to stop for new ones on the way home. I waited for the rain to let up to drive and haven't put them on yet, but I think I can.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


More on my camping trip

My camping buddy decided to dig up a small century plant. It was near a cactus and he didn't think that the cactus would get him. It did.

If any of you are thinking about digging near a cactus, jeans are not enough protection. Don't do it.

I didn't see any deer or wild hogs this time. There were deer around, but I have trouble being quiet enough so that I don't scare them away. I did see an armadillo a couple of times and a snake.

Then we went for a ride in the go-cart in the hill country. We ran out of gas. He had to push till we got back to the down hill part and could roll part of the way back.

Oh and I'm still keeping my weight down and working on losing a little more. We had a lot of food and someone brought brownies with chocolate chips in them. I was not able to resist that.

Quote: In the middle ages, people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century they took snake oil. Citizens of today's shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead. - Charles Krauthammer

Friday, October 10, 2008



This was one of my favorite pictures from this trip. The moon was a lot more beautiful than in this picture. I think it captures the peace and quite of being out in the country. I also got to see a falling star.

I will post more later, because now I need to do laundry. I had a great time. I always do.

Quote: The feeling of love is the same feeling that you get when you stare into the moon on a clear night. - author unknown

Thursday, October 09, 2008


taking a break

I have so much to do getting ready to go camping that I'm trying to stay away from the computer until I get back.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Altoids are curiously strong

I got peppermint and cinnamon.

At least now they are all gone and as long as I don't buy anymore I should be okay.

I think most of my taste buds have been destroyed and I guess they will grow back.

Quote: I'm addicted to Altoids. I call them 'acting pills.' - Harrison Ford (humm who knew, maybe I will get some more)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I spilled the beans at work

Green beans that is. I went to microwave them in one of those clear plastic container and I took the lid off, because I thought it was the thing to do. I spilled them before I got them into the microwave. At least they were not hot as they were going everywhere. So I didn't have a vegetable with my lunch.

Quote: Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him. - Florence King

[now there's a few things I haven't tried ;-) I guess I should have heated those beans before I spilled them.]

Sunday, October 05, 2008


Getting to know everyone

When we had our get-together at Church we broke up into groups and had a bunch of picture cards (I love pictures) You first had to pick a card that represented what your week had been like and then we went around the circle and everyone showed their card and talked about their week.

Then we talked about Mark Chapter 2 (I've posted about this before) where the men brought their friend on a stretcher and cut a hole in the roof and lowered him down to where Jesus was and Jesus healed him.

We picked out cards for a time in our life when we were one of the friends and a time when we were the one being helped by friends.

It was a good conversation starter.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Work and Fun and future camping

Today I'm working on the garage and clutter (and digging out my tent), but tonight our old Sunday School class is having a get-together. It will be good to see everyone. They are also going camping in a few weeks and I haven't decided on that yet, but I may go.

I am also going camping next weekend. It's that time of year when the weather is just right ;-)

Quote: A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. - Raymond Duncan

Friday, October 03, 2008


Pretzel Dog

I ran to the mall at lunch with my friend. We were in a hurry and the only place close to where we were for food woas Auntie Anne's which has pretzel dogs. So we got one of the long ones and split it. I figured I got about 400 calories from my part of it.

I think now that I'm only allowing myself so many calories a day, I'm picky about what I eat. I don't like to spend too many calories on one little thing that is not all that good. Well actually it was good and I also got a cheese sauce (100 calories) with it.

I tried on some things, but I keep telling myself that I don't get to buy anything else until I get rid of some of the stuff I have now.

Quote: I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls...I want to live, Marge! Won't you let me live? - Dan Castellaneta

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Tasty Temptation

Another meeting another temptation. This time it was free coffee and birthday cake. The bad thing is that the cake didn't even taste good to me, but I ate it because I remember how good it used to taste.

I think that God is changing me, but I just haven't caught up with everything he has done for me. I would not be surprised if next time I am not even tempted by the cake.

Oh and people are starting to ask me about losing weight because they can see that I'm getting smaller.

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath. - Richard Zera

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


If (the diet version)

If you can eat lettuce
when all about you
Are eating cake and
pushing it at you,

If you can trust yourself
with sweets around you,
yet spend your allowance
on crayons and glue;

If you can walk and not be tired by walking,
On the tread mill, till you think that you will die,
Or, exercising, don't be always stopping,
It's not as easy as it looks,but still you try;

You'll have a waist and everything slimmer,
And - which is more - you'll be healthier my girl!

We had a big meeting and they had coffee and sweet things there for us. I was bad and had some kind of creme cheese danish, but other than that I'm doing pretty good.